Lawrenny Field School

In 2013, MADU were invited by the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) to run an Intertidal Hulk Recording weekend for volunteers from the Dyfed Archaeological Trust (DAT).  The weekend took place at Lawrenny in Pembrokeshire, South Wales where there is the substantial remains of a vessel that was known as the Black Mixen Pool Wreck. 

Following research carried out by MADU the full history and story leading up to how this wreck came to have been abandoned at Lawrenny has been uncovered, and the name of the vessel has been revealed to be that of the Helping Hand

The research and weekend field school culminated with a report on the site:  Dyfed Archaeological Trust / Nautical Archaeology Society Intertidal Hulk Recording: Helping Hand, Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire    

Volunteers from the Dyfed Archaeological Trust carrying out an Offset Survey exercise on the wreck of the Helping Hand at Lawrenny in Pembrokeshire Volunteers from the Dyfed Archaeological Trust carrying out an Offset Survey exercise on the wreck of the Helping Hand at Lawrenny in Pembrokeshire

Volunteers from the Dyfed Archaeological Trust carrying out an Offset Survey exercise on the wreck of the Helping Hand

 Volunteers from the Dyfed Archaeological Trust carrying out a Planning Frame exercise on the wreck of the Helping Hand at Lawrenny in Pembrokeshire

Volunteers from the Dyfed Archaeological Trust carrying out a Planning Frame exercise on the wreck of the Helping Hand at Lawrenny in Pembrokeshire 

Volunteers from the Dyfed Archaeological Trust carrying out Planning Frame exercises on the wreck of the Helping Hand at Lawrenny

A Plane Table survey exercise being carried on the wreck of the Helping Hand at Lawrenny in Pembrokeshire 

  A Plane Table survey exercise being carried on the wreck of the Helping Hand at Lawrenny in Pembrokeshire

 A Plane Table survey exercise being carried on the wreck of the Helping Hand

 The port side of the Helping Hand on the beach at Lawrenny in Pembrokeshire 

The Port Side of the Helping Hand

 The starboard side of the Helping Hand on the beach at Lawrenny in Pembrokeshire

The Starboard Side of the Helping Hand

Since the Hulk Recording Weekend with the DAT volunteers, MADU have returned to Lawrenny to carry out a NAS E-learning practical survey weekend on the Helping Hand. 

NAS 2D E-learning practical surveying exercises NAS 2D E-learning practical surveying exercises

NAS 2D E-learning practical surveying exercises

NAS 2D E-learning practical planning frame exercises Constructing a site plan from planning frame drawings during a NAS E-learning weekend

E-learning practical planning frame exercises

Constructing a site plan from planning frame
drawings during a NAS E-learning weekend
NAS 3D E-learning practical surveying exercises   NAS 3D E-learning practical surveying exercises

NAS 3D E-learning practical surveying exercises

NAS 3D E-learning practical surveying exercises   NAS 3D E-learning practical surveying exercises

  NAS 3D E-learning practical surveying exercises  

For more information regarding courses run by the Nautical Archaeology Society see the NAS web site: Nautical Archaeology Society